# 6th December 2017 : Postdoc – computational investigation of the glass transition – University of Oregon

Dear colleagues,

I write to bring to your attention the following postdoctoral

position focused primarily on computational investigation of the glass

transition at the University of Oregon under the supervision of Eric

Corwin, Sid Nagel, and myself.

Thanks for forwarding to students or postdocs who may be interested.

Best regards,

Lisa

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The Simons Collaboration on Cracking the Glass Transition is seeking a

postdoc to work jointly with Eric Corwin (University of Oregon), Lisa

Manning (Syracuse), and Sid Nagel (University of Chicago).

Scientific Project: We are looking for an independent, collaborative

scientist with expertise using numerical and theoretical tools to study

statistical physics or soft matter, to work on a research project

related to local excitations and marginality in jammed packings. The

successful candidate will work on a series of projects that seek to

quantify how excitations in low-dimensional athermal systems deviate

from mean-field or high dimensional predictions. In this work,

numerical simulations will drive the development of new theoretical

understanding of low dimensional behavior of jammed and glassy systems,

with significant opportunities for the successful candidate to drive the

work in new directions.

Physical Location:The home base for this position is in Professor Eric

Corwin’s lab at the University of Oregon. There she/he will have access

to computational and human resources needed to implement the high

spatial dimension studies proposed here, with input from the other

collaborators as described below. To supplement these resources with

tools for quantifying reversibility and localized excitations in low

dimensions, the successful candidate will also interact with the groups

of Sid Nagel and Lisa Manning via regular Skype meetings, as well as

medium-term (or longer term, by mutual agreement) in-person visits to

Chicago and Syracuse, respectively.

Send letters of interest to

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*M. Lisa Manning* | Associate Professor

Department of Physics

Physics Bldg 229G

Syracuse, New York 13244

*t* 315.443.3920 *e* mmanning@syr.edu

mmanning.expressions.syr.edu

*SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY*

syr.edu

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